May 22, 2017
Here is an audio recording of the 50 minute Baptiste inspired power vinyasa yoga class I taught at InteropITX in Las Vegas, NV. The reading I chose for the class was from the book Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie. The recording was made during the outdoor morning yoga classes I led at Interop. You can hear birds, planes flying overhead and the occasional helicopter. The beautiful sounds of the outdoors made this a very special flow!
Come Back to Center
Come back to center, that place in you that is still, calm, quiet, and connected.
Your center is a place you can trust. It connects the body, mind, heart, and soul. It connects truth, your inner voice, and the Divine. Your best work comes from there. Your most loving times come from there. Your insights, awarenesses, and guidance come from being there, at that place. Your best decisions and finest moments come from that place.
Your center is a place that is quietly confident, unassuming, spontaneous, and free. It is gentle and kind, but it has the power to defend instinctively against attack.
Your center is a place that is naturally joyful and at peace. It is accepting, nonjudgmental, and it channels the voice of your heart. It knows perfect timing. It knows the rhythm of the universe, the rhythm of all creation, and it delights in its connection to that rhythm.
If you must leave your center to learn a lesson, feel a feeling, or experience something new, do that. Take all the side trips you are called to. But come back to your center when you’re done.
And go to your center first,
before you go anywhere else.”
Excerpt From: Melody Beattie. “Journey to the Heart.”